The Charlotte Observer reports that Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with failure to properly secure a weapon after her 7-year-old daughter shot herself in the hand while playing with a gun that Davenport owned.
The shooting allegedly happened while Davenport was asleep. Davenport said that her two daughters, 7 and 5-years old, found the loaded firearm and while “playing” with it, the gun went off.
Davenport drove her daughter to the hospital after the shooting.
The police said they were called about 1:15 p.m. by the Caroline Medical Center staff members, who told the them that they were treating a girl with a gunshot wound.
The injury was not life-threatening, however, the Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services were notified by police.
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